Pfizer Genotropin 36 IU Pen
Genotropin, also commonly referred to as human growth hormone (HGH), is a hormone that is produced in
the human body and excreted into the blood by the somatotrope cells of the anterior pituitary gland. It is a
single-chain protein that is composed of 191 amino acids with a molecular weight of approximately 22,000
GH secretion has many direct and indirect effects on the human body. First, GH stimulates the liver’s
production of insulin-like growth factor (IGH-1). Because GH stimulates the liver’s production of IGF-1, the
effects of both GH and IGF-1 are listed below.
Synthetic version of Human Growth Hormone is called Somatropin (191 amino acid sequence growth
hormone). Somatropin is identical to human body’s own GH.
Genotropin (Somatotropin; generic name Human Growth Hormone) by Pfizer is used for: Growth Hormone
Deficiency, Treatment for small gestational age (SGA) and intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR),
Idiopathic Short Stature, AIDS Wasting and Cachexia, Short Stature Caused by Turner’s Syndrome, Short
Stature Caused by Prader-Willi Syndrome, Growth Problems Caused by Short Bowel Syndrome, Improper
Growth in Children with Renal Disease, Body Building Enhancement Drug, Weight Loss Drug, Anti-Aging
Drug, Treatment for Children with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis Treatment, Teatment for Children
with X-Linked Hypophosphatemic Rickets (XLH).